Category: Eastern Victoria Region

Fixing Mobile Blackspots On State’s Busiest V/Line Routes

The Andrews Labor Government will fix mobile blackspots along the state’s five busiest regional rail corridors by partnering with our largest mobile carriers – Telstra, Optus and Vodafone – in an Australian first project. The $18 million Regional Rail Connectivity Project will significantly improve mobile coverage and connectivity for commuters along the Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade, Northern Victoria Region, Western Victoria Region

Fourth Train For North East Line Now Taking Passengers

The fourth train for the north east line is now in service, boosting comfort and reliability for local passengers. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan welcomed the introduction of the new train – part of the Andrews Labor Government’s boost to rolling stock for Victoria’s north. Previously, three five-carriage trains operated on the north east […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Better Trains, Stations And Buses For Gippsland

The Andrews Labor Government is upgrading trains, stations and buses in Gippsland to get people home safer and sooner. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan joined Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing in Traralgon today to announce three new carriages for Traralgon services and release the Labor Government’s Gippsland Rail Corridor Station Upgrade Program to […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Local Leader To Head-Up Support For The Latrobe Valley

The Andrews Labor Government has today announced that Latrobe Valley local, Karen Cain, will take the reins as the Chief Executive Officer of the Latrobe Valley Authority. The Latrobe Valley Authority (LVA), part of a $266 million package from the Labor Government, was established to deliver new jobs and provide extra support to the Valley’s […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Premier

Second Year Of Counselling Support For Dairy Farmers In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is standing by our dairy farmers who are continuing to face financial pressure in the wake of problems in the dairy sector, by extending crucial mental health support for another year. Last year the Labor Government announced a $1.5 million package of mental health supports for dairy farmers, in response the […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Mental Health

Women In Water: Disrupting The Status Quo

Victoria’s water sector is embracing gender diversity with the inaugural Women in Water event in Traralgon, attended by over 150 women from across the local industry. The initiative provides a networking and learning opportunity for women in the water industry and aims to celebrate the role women play in the sector. Minister for Water Lisa […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Water

A Stronger Federation Training For Gippsland

Gippsland locals will have more access to the high quality training they need for the jobs of today and tomorrow thanks to $6.5 million from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney visited Gippsland today to announce funding for Federation Training from the Stronger TAFE Fund which will allow TAFEs to […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Training and Skills

Latrobe Valley Enterprises: Jobs That Change Lives

The Andrews Labor Government has helped create 24 new full time jobs across the Latrobe Valley and Gippsland through the expansion of a social enterprise employing people with disabilities. Visiting Latrobe Valley Enterprises in Morwell today, Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan announced a $950,000 expansion of the business to open up further employment […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment

A Stronger Chisholm Institute

Victorians will have access to more opportunities to get the skills they need to get a job thanks to $12 million for Chisholm Institute from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney visited the institute’s Dandenong Campus today to announce funding from the Stronger TAFE Fund, part of Skills First, which […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Training and Skills

New Commissioner To Oversee Latrobe Valley Mine Rehab

The Andrews Labor Government has today introduced a Bill into Parliament to establish the Latrobe Valley Mine Rehabilitation Commissioner. The Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) Amendment (Latrobe Valley Mine Rehabilitation Commissioner) Bill 2017 will set up the statutory office of the Commissioner to monitor and audit mine rehabilitation, and consult local communities. This delivers on a […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Resources